A community in Kent has become one of the latest so-called broadband internet blackspots to take the problem into their own hands.
Many Crockham Hill residents rely on high-speed internet from ISPs to communicate for work purposes.
With BT seemingly reluctant to supply sufficient online access, a group of villagers asked Yorkshire-based LN Communications to step in.
"It has been a long-standing battle with BT and it hasn't upgraded the lines," local businesswoman Vivianne Cox told the Kent and Sussex Courier.
"So I decided to do some research and stumbled across LN Communications, which has set up a lot of remote networks in the Highlands."
LN Communications, which promotes the slogan "broadband anywhere", has already set up some 14 community-based broadband networks.